Inspired by a sundial, the General Academic and Student Building at Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, Ont., by Montgomery Sisam Architects and Architectural Counsel, is designed to revolve around solar orientation.
Montréal-based firm Taktik Design constructs the Collège Trinité library in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Qué., as a large unifying room with space flexibility giving students several usage possibilities.
A new building planned for the University of Toronto (U of T) Scarborough will create a major student hub on the north part of the campus. The Instructional Centre 2, or IC-2, will have nearly 18,500 m2 (1719 sf) of academic space, including 21 technology-enhanced classrooms and lecture halls, labs, as well as study spaces, lounges, and open seating areas.
York University, Toronto, is constructing a ‘twisted’ building to house its School of Continuing Studies. The new building, located at the university’s Keele campus, will will help meet some of the demand for its innovative professional certificate programs and the York University English Language Institute (YUELI). Currently, students attend classes at various locations throughout the campus and staff is spread across four buildings.